Australia’s Ryan Wood has two reasons to celebrate after winning the CCI3* and CIC3* at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont Three Day Event in Canada.
Partnering Woodstock Bennett in the CCI3*, the US based rider won the class on his dressage score of 53.70. The pair was ranked sixth after the dressage phase but clear cross country and show jumping rounds secured victory for the pair. Kylie Lyman finished in second and third behind Wood with Lup The Loop and Sacramento respectively.
It was a similar story in the CIC3* with Wood and Frankie moving from sixth position after the dressage phase to win the overall class after strong cross country and show jumping rounds. His dressage score of 51.60 increased only by 0.40 time penalties in the cross country after Wood rode to a second clear show jumping round at this event.
Coleen Loach finished second with Qorry Blue D’Argouges and Hannah Sue Burnett in third with Cooley Dream.
“It was a fantastic weekend at Bromont with the Australians getting up to win all four FEI divisions,” said Wood. “Dom Schramm won the CCI*, Boyd Martin was 1st and 2nd in the CCI** and myself winning both the CIC and CCI***. It was great hearing Advance Australia Fair played three times on foreign soil.”
The event was also host to the first-ever Stuart R. Horne Canadian Eventing Championships, which was awarded in the CIC 3* division, with Loach being the inaugural champion. Loach started out in fourth place after a dressage score of 50.10 penalties. After incurring just 2.80 time penalties on cross-country, Loach moved up to claim the second place position on 52.90 penalties – which would prove to be her final placing and score after a clean show jumping round.
Loach commented: “I am thrilled with Qorry’s performance at Bromont. He just keeps getting better and better in every phase. It was an honour to win the inaugural Canadian Championship, and in my hometown on top of that. I couldn’t have done it without the generosity and support of Peter and Susan Barry.”